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Subject: Australian preservation and conservation forum

Australian preservation and conservation forum

From: Jan Lyall <jlyall>
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 1996
Free public conservation and preservation forum

The Conservation Working Party of the Heritage Collections Committee
is holding a public all day forum to develop a National Conservation
and Preservation Strategy for Australia.  The Forum will be held on
30 October 1996 at the Powerhouse Museum on the first day of the
Museums Australia's Power and Empowerment Conference. The
Conservation Working Party has organised the forum in collaboration
with the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural
Material and the Conservation Special Interest Group of Museums

Discussion papers addressing the wide range of issues that impact on
implementing the National Conservation and Preservation Policy and
the conservation and preservation of the distributed national
collection have been commissioned.  At the Forum the papers and
recommendations arising from the papers will be addressed to
generate broad consensus about strategic directions for the

A report of the forum, and a draft strategy, will be produced and
later circulated for input and comment.  Endorsement of the strategy
by stakeholders and the Cultural Ministers Council will be sought.

To register your interest in attending and to obtain discussion
papers prior to the forum please contact Deirdre Brocklebank by 11
October 1996 at:

    Department of Communications and the Arts
    GPO Box 2154
    Canberra 2601
    +61 6 279 1679
    Fax: +61 6 279 1684
    cwp [at] dca__gov__au

Papers will also be available after mid October on the Department of
Communications and the Arts web site at

Jan Lyall
National Preservation Office
National Library of Australia
+61 6 262 1571
Fax: +61 6 273 4493

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:16
                 Distributed: Wednesday, August 7, 1996
                       Message Id: cdl-10-16-016
Received on Tuesday, 6 August, 1996

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